Heirs and Assigns
by Marjorie Eccles

Introducing Detective Inspector Herbert Reardon in a new mystery series, set in the Downton Abbey period.

November, 1928. Family and friends have gathered at the Shropshire country home of Penrose Llewellyn to celebrate the retired wealthy businessman’s 60th birthday. But the morning after what should have been a convivial supper party, their host is found dead in his bed – and the circumstances look decidedly suspicious.

As he questions the victim’s nearest and dearest, DI Reardon discovers there are several longstanding secrets lurking amongst the Llewellyn clan – and he is convinced that not everyone is telling him the truth, or at least not the whole truth. Those who stand to inherit most from Pen Llewellyn’s will – if it can be found – are under the strongest suspicion, and among them hides a ruthless killer.


“Readers will be as keen as the inspector to see how the case develops”

Publishers Weekly

"This delightful British country-house mystery features a clever plot, captivating characters, and authentic period detail.”


“Plenty of suspects and unexpected twists.”

Kirkus Reviews

“Will delight fans of the TV series Downton Abbey and authors Simon Brett and Kate Kingsbury”

Library Journal Starred Review

Marjorie Eccles

Marjorie Eccles was born in Yorkshire and spent much of her childhood there and on the Northumbrian coast. She is the author of many crime novels, including the Gil Mayo police procedurals – which were adapted for television by the BBC – and the DI Herbert Reardon historical mysteries. She has one grown-up son and now lives in Buckinghamshire.

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Heirs and Assigns by Marjorie Eccles is available in the following formats

Hardback978072788528931st July 2015145 X 225mm222£21.99
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